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For Your Tuesday Listening Pleasure: Blitzen Trapper, The National at House of Blues

The National's Matt Berninger, from Kevin's slide show of the band's show at the House of Blues on October 9
The National's Matt Berninger, from Kevin's slide show of the band's show at the House of Blues on October 9
Kevin Todora

Kevin Todora
The National's Matt Berninger, from Kevin's slide show of the band's show at the House of Blues on October 9
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A Friend of Unfair Park who's says s/he only comes to Unfair Park for our work-week-ending rock-and-roll-and send-off (fair enough) thought we might be interested in these shows just posted to Archive.org: The National's October 9 show at the House of Blues and the Blitzen Trapper - Fruit Bats double bill at the same venue just last Thursday.


Well, well, well. That's mighty kind, dear Friend. Big fan of all three bands, and these recordings sound terrific -- The National show especially. And the crowd sing-and-clapalong during "Fake Empire" translates well even at this distance; exhilarating, you might even say. And our Kiernan Maletsky, reviewing the Blitzen Trapper show on DC9 at Night , was quite right: There aren't many better show-openers these days than "Wild Mountain Nation."


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